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Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York Times

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Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York TimesStart-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’ - The New York TimesPosted: 01 Apr 2020 11:45 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO — After a crush of travel cancellations in March, WanderJaunt, a short-term home rental start-up in San Francisco, laid off 56 of its 240 employees last week.Demand for services from Wonderschool, a start-up that helps people find day care and preschool providers, dropped by half, leading it to cut most of its 60-person staff.And at ClassPass, which offers a membership program for fitness classes, over 95 percent of revenue evaporated in just 10 days as studios and gyms around the world shut down. To survive, the start-up slashed spending, froze hiring and rushed to build a video streaming service for virtual workouts."This is the great unwinding," said Martin Pichinson, head of Sherwood Partners, a Silicon Valley advisory firm that restructures failed start-ups. In recent weeks, he said, his fir…

“Crunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a ‘LinkedIn for company data’ - TechCrunch” plus 2 more

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“Crunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a ‘LinkedIn for company data’ - TechCrunch” plus 2 moreCrunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a ‘LinkedIn for company data’ - TechCrunchFree translator software: Boost your global growth with translation - Augusta Free PressHow to set up a Facebook Business page - Startups.co.ukCrunchbase raises $30M more to double down on its ambition to be a ‘LinkedIn for company data’ - TechCrunchPosted: 31 Oct 2019 05:33 AM PDTThe internet and search engines like Google have made the world our oyster when it comes to sourcing information, but in the world of business, there remains a persistent need for more targeted market intelligence, a way to get reliable data quickly to get on with your work. Today, one of the startups hoping to build a lucrative operation of its own around that premise is announcing a round of funding to get there.Crunchbase — a directory and database of company-related information th…

“How a chance encounter with a business magnate inspired Shanu Mehta to start up in the fintech space - YourStory” plus 1 more

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“How a chance encounter with a business magnate inspired Shanu Mehta to start up in the fintech space - YourStory” plus 1 moreHow a chance encounter with a business magnate inspired Shanu Mehta to start up in the fintech space - YourStoryPosted: 31 Oct 2019 07:43 PM PDTShanu Mehta, the Founder of fintech startup MMC Convert did not even, in her wildest dreams, think she would become an entrepreneur one day. However, a chance encounter with Rod Drury, the Founder of  Xero, led her to start up MMC Convert, along with her husband Ankit Mehta.MMC Convert has helped over 5,000 small and medium enterprises to move from a single accounting software into cloud-based solutions. It is also a data migration partner with leading global cloud accounting software companies like Xero, Clear Books, Freshbooks, and Billy App. Chance encounter on a cable car rideFrom a young age, Shanu knew she wanted to be an engineer. After completing school in her hometown Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, she studied BTec…

New Collegiate Startup Competition To Award $135000 in Prizes to Teams - University of Arkansas Newswire

Lots of Job Hunting, but No Job, Despite Low Unemployment - The New York Times

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Lots of Job Hunting, but No Job, Despite Low Unemployment - The New York TimesLots of Job Hunting, but No Job, Despite Low Unemployment - The New York TimesWorking remotely: the pros and cons of working from home - Vox.comCapital Markets Jobs; Pricing Products; Loan Processing Survey Results - Mortgage News DailyLots of Job Hunting, but No Job, Despite Low Unemployment - The New York TimesPosted: 31 Oct 2019 02:00 AM PDT RIVER VALE, N.J. — Laura Ward flipped through the small, lined notebook where she had neatly recorded every job posting she had answered, résumé she had sent and application she had completed since being laid off in March 2016. Laura Ward flips through one of her job hunting notebooks.No. 28 was a job listing for a creative manager at Byre Group posted on the website Indeed.No. 97 was about a brand marketing administrator job at Benjamin Moore.No. 109 — marketing operations at AMC. No. 158 — associate project manager at Vitamin Shoppe.Callbacks were circled in green. Re…

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